Thursday, September 1, 2011

Barneys Warehouse Sale

The legendary Barney's warehouse sale is well under way and veteran warehouse shoppers know this is the best time to plan your shopping trip. The sale started with the original Barney's markdown plus a modest additional 25% off. This discount increases incrementally until the last day. In addition, the sale continues to receive new merchandise from Barneys locations all over the country like LA and Dallas.

Unlike years past all the women's ready-to-wear, shoes, accessories and homegoods are on the same floor. In the shoe department you will find loads of cute Lanvin heels between $300 and $449, Givenchy woven heeled booties for $299 and a fair selections of Manolos that cost about $300. Alaia booties are also in the mix, although we spotted no Chanel or Louboutins.



The contemporary racks are completely disorganized and the designer racks are not much better. Standout leather pieces by The Row included a buttery soft leather skirt and a black suede bustier dress for $559. A Narcisco Rodriguez gray crepe sheath dress with sexy back detailing also rings up at $559. Lots of dresses dominated the racks with frequent Lanvin, Stella McCartney, Proenza Schouler and Balenciaga sightings. A Marni linen dress with polka dots is $519 while a Derek Lam silk blouse is $439.

The accessories department was plentiful, with tons of Alexander Wang square purses in black and white stingray and patent leather, priced from $395 to $450. We also spotted a gray shearling Nina Ricci hobo for $559. If you need to replace your beach bag, now is the time with a variety of straw totes from $39 to $69. The homegoods section is rather disappointing as usual, even though it is discounted at 40% already. If you don't mind paying for dry cleaning or to have a zipper fixed, the imperfects rack is now 50%.

With only an additional 25% off it may be wise to wait until the next price cut at 40% to make your purchase. We suggest checking back in after this weekend for the best prices.

Barneys Warehouse Sale
Thurs, Sept 1 & Fri, Sept 2: 9am-9pm
Sat, Sept 3 & Sun, Sept 4: 9am-8pm
Mon, Sept 5: 9am-7pm
255 West 17th St. (between 7th & 8th Ave.)
phone: 212-450-8400

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm not a fan. You can buy in-store much cheaper and avoid the crowds.